Americana The Beautiful: The Setup

First Friday Art Walk Set Up

As is customary in our relationship, every time Claire has a big show I’m the one to help set it up.  She’s the creative talent, I’m the muscle.

Her shows usually involve a scramble to finish up the final touches on her pieces, late nights making canvas earrings (yes, I do make canvas earrings) and lot’s of instant coffee.  This show is a little different because of Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, Bonny Reavis at The Brickyard At Marietta Station had invited us to set up Claire’s American flags a few days early before the show.

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The Story Behind The Canvas | Roadside Inspirations

Being Claire’s husband has certain privileges. Other than having an awesome wife who makes incredible Shrimp ‘N Grits, likes college football and will take any road trip with me I also get a front row seat to what goes on behind the scenes in her studio. When we were living in Utah she took a photography course at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her instructor used a term to describe a condition called “Annoying Travel Companion Syndrome.”
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Sketchbook Series | Americana Show

Jason and I decided to get out of the house and take a little brainstorming break at Cool Beans Coffee Roasters on Marietta Square. Jason brought his laptop along to do a little planning for my new website and I brought along photos and my sketchbook and planner to try to wrap my mind around and map out all of the things I wanted to do for “Americana the Beautiful.” I suppose that it is much better to have too many ideas for a show than too few!

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Marietta Events | Americana The Beautiful

Marietta First Friday Art Walk

‘Americana the Beautiful’ will feature the patriotic and nostalgic artwork from Marietta artist Claire Dunaway. The works on display will include a series of original American flags, a wall full of works on paper, prints, canvas earrings and a gallery of works on canvas all with an ‘Americana’ theme. Food, drinks and a photo booth with patriotic props in addition to all of the art will make this a night full of good ‘ol American fun for the whole family! This is a part of the always fabulous Art Walk taking place all around the Marietta Square; it’s a night not to be missed!
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